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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

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1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
01453840021
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegan food can be edible!

- and actually, in the case of the Star Anise, delicious. No, really. It takes a serious chef to make a big plateful of vegetables mouth-watering, but this guy does it, again and again. My picture of today’s menu didn’t come out that well, but I had feta & thyme potato cakes, with parsley... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
pqvx
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Gloucester, England
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Gloucester, England
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

- and actually, in the case of the Star Anise, delicious. No, really. It takes a serious chef to make a big plateful of vegetables mouth-watering, but this guy does it, again and again. My picture of today’s menu didn’t come out that well, but I had feta & thyme potato cakes, with parsley & preserved lemon; with mushroom sauce,... More 

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Thank pqvx
Nailsworth
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The choice of food is always exciting - vegetarian cuisine at it's best. I often get a take away for lunch and grab a gluten free cake on my way out. A real treat and a proper Stroud eatery. Keep up the great food and cracking service, Star Anise!

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Thank KingPingNailsworth
Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good meal - great to have the option of a small fish & chips for husband with a small appetite. Rather a lot of children despite it being school hours, which was a bit aggravating but obviously can't be helped. We commented on the huge cobwebs above our seats, which hopefully have been addressed now.

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Thank angiea1959
Morristown, New Jersey
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Our family went to the Cafe to hear Benjamin Day play a solo cello recital of Bach Suites. Very unusual, and nice mulled wine and the Cafe's interesting natural food snacks at the intermission. (Loads of other reviews tell you what to expect here).

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Thank David A
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Love this place, open kitchen, great veggie menu and the best soya coffee I know. staff are friendly but the service could improve, but over all, go for the great food! great to people watch too!

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Thank Shabbie71
Stroud, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Cozy place for a herbal cuppa. Some people like their doughy pastry. It's a hub for all sorts of activities. I go more for the social aspect and the (organic etc) quality of the food than for the taste of the food. Staff can be friendly or grumpy, depends on the day.

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Thank S L
Gloucester, England
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Been quite a while since I visited, so it was good to find that absolutely nothing had changed – because nothing should, in this case. To summarise: this is a vegetarian (but mostly vegan) restaurant. As an enthusiastic carnivore, I’m never going to eat there every day – but if I fancy a vegan meal, I wouldn’t look anywhere else.... More 

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1 Thank pqvx
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Cute little cafe with yummy vegan soups, main courses, lattes, cookies and biscuits. The staff are really friendly too :)

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Thank Sarah L
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is has to be the most authentic 'Stroud' experience, full of biodynamic yoga people it's like a little festival of beautiful food, really healthy but also very tasty and super fresh. The coffee is also really good with the baristas showing off their skills, Everything is organic homemade and with real passion, I work in the industry and... More 

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Thank William P
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I only visited here for coffee and cake but what coffee and cake it was. The place has a really lovely cosy feel to it and I really wish I had visited at lunch time as I liked the look of the non-cake foods on offer. I would another excuse to visit Stroud and go here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud
  • Phone Number: 01453840021

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?